Office parties are so last year. Planning an office party in 2020 is not an easy task. Its time to think of alternatives to the annual event. Your employees will appreciate any effort you take to make the office holiday party one they look forward to, even if it is through a Zoom call. They deserve it, after all, 2020 has been quite a year.
No need to rearrange the office furniture or sneak your gift onto a co-worker’s desk, but we do recommend decorating your virtual space for the occasion. Thanks to technology, the fun does not have to be over. You can still host an office holiday party, only virtually. Here are some social-distancing friendly work holiday party ideas.
There are endless virtual themed parties: trivia night, Karaoke, horse racing, escape rooms, murder mysteries, scavenger hunts, and much more. One member told us they are moving their Brunch with Sant to be a Drive By Santa event. They are even taking their brunch budget and getting all employees a gift. Check out these party links:
Interactive Entertainment Group
Bingo – (ASE has used this site, and it works great!)
If giving a gift is more your companies style many delivery services can deliver a holiday in a box right to your employees' doorstep. Try these Made in Michigan ideas:
Want to engage in a masterclass with your team? Check out these links from crafting a wreath, to designing a cheese & charcuterie board workshop, or making holiday cookies with chefs at the world famous, Ann Arbor’s own Zingerman’s Bakehouse.
Baking with Zing
If you are a competitive group, there is always the ugly sweater contest, best snowman, or best gingerbread house contest.
If you have not already booked your virtual holiday party these reasons should convince you to do it today:
- Team building and bonding
Take the time to plan a holiday party they won't forget, even if it's online. A holiday party is a chance to re-engage and increase employee motivation, even when working remotely.